Books to teach certain things for younger kids:
“Life of the Ancient Vikings” by Hazel Richardson, published by Crabtree, is a GREAT book to use when teaching text features and parts of a book!(Cheyenne Lott)

It includes:
~ Headings
~ Subheadings
~ Bold Print
~ Italics
~ Topic Sentences
~ Captions
~ Boxed Text
~ Glossary
~ Index
~ Dedication
~ Table of Contents
~ Title Page

It is a “People of the Ancient Worlds” book.


For use of teaching writing traits (%Melitta McCorkle)

For Ideas:
1. Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
2. Kofi and His Magic by Maya Angelou
3. Miss Nelson is Back by Harry Allard
4. I Wanna Iguana
5. When I Was Young and In the Mountains
6. All the Place to Love by Patricia Maclachlan
7. Amelia’s Notebook by Marissa Moss
8. Wilfrid Goddon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

For Organization:
1. Just Another Day by John Drake
2. The Dance by Paul Richard
3. The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman
4. The Frog Princess? By Gareth Stevens
5. A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams

For Voice:
1. Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting
2. We Are All in the Dumps With Jack and Guy by Maurice Sendak
3. Sadako by Eleanor Coerr
4. Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair by Patricia Polacco
5. An Angel for Solomon Singer by Cynthia Rylant

For Word Choice:
1. Feathers and Fools by Mem Fox
2. The Storm by Marc Harshman
3. I Love You the Purplest by Barbara Joosse
4. Hoops by Robert Burleigh
5. Where Have the Unicorns Gone? By Jane Yolen

For Sentence Fluency:
1. The Table Where Rich People Sit by Byrd Baylor
2. Hairs, Pelitos by Sandra Cisneros
3. How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
4. The Ghost Dance by Alice McLerran
5. To Hell With Dying by Alice Walker

For Conventions:
1. Hooray for Diffendoofer Day by jack Prelutsky

Eat, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynn Truss(?)


This University site has cataloged Math related fiction books. You can browse by title or year or author; you can even hit the Search button in the tool bar and search by genre. We selected a lot of fiction titles to add to our collection relating to high school math so that the teachers could read aloud during SSR and recommend books to kids that had some relation to math but with teen characters.

http://www.cofc.edu:80/~kasmana/MATHFICT/search.php?go=yes&orderby=title

For science: Code Orange by Caroline Cooney


Basic Library Book Selection List for a High School
Most of the book jobbers---Bound to Stay Bound, Permabound, etc., will provide an “opening day” list of needed titles for your level of students. Wilson’s Sr. High School Library Catalog is the basic textbook that reflects the standard reference and high school collection with abstracts for each title suggested. It can be purchased each year but is costly. Bowker’s Best Books is also a selection tool that is a listing. High schools should get subscriptions to VOYA (a periodical that reviews teen/YA books); School Library Journal (which has excellent reviews but is costly per year); and maybe Booklist, and Horn Book for reviews on the more current fiction and nonfiction.